Poor BP won’t make money off the Arctic

BP recently confirmed that it is not pursuing an oil exploration license for the world’s last great oil rush, off Greenland. The Guardian covered this bit of news:

…Senior sources confirmed to the Guardian that both the Greenland government and BP had agreed it would be inappropriate for the company to be involved. “With the Greenpeace ship already harassing Cairn off Greenland — a company which has an exemplary safety record – everyone realised it would be political madness to give the green light to BP,” one source said.

Political madness? How about environmental madness? Or ethical madness? What about plain ol’ common sense madness? BP is a convicted environmental felon, has already racked up a list of egregious safety violations that dwarfs the combined violations of every other major player in the industry, has unleashed an environmental disaster on the Gulf of Mexico, and has shown an unbelievably arrogant attitude regarding its clean-up responsibilities — and it’s only “political madness” to allow this company to drill in an even more fragile environment?

Excuse me while I crawl into a dark, cool cave and have a stiff drink. It seems the only appropriate reaction.

About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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3 Responses to Poor BP won’t make money off the Arctic

  1. Linda Briganti says:

    Too right! The notoriously short American attention span is no longer paying attention to the myriad problems in the Gulf. Many of which predated BP’s disaster. I wait in vain for more coverage of crimes against the wetlands by the Army Corps of Engineering, other Oil Companies, Refineries, Big Chemical companies, Big Agriculture and on and on. In my own watershed, the Chesapeake Bay, a lot of the crab and shrimp processors and packers have had to import from the Gulf because the bay pollution has ruined the local fisheries by degrading the wetlands. Is there room in that cave for me?

  2. Kugai says:

    I wouldn’t trust that lot to drill for Oil in a mud hole, let alone the Arctic.

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